Skills Bootcamps

Learn essential digital career skills and become more employable in just 6 weeks!

Register now to be considered for the next wave of Skills Bootcamps, starting early year.

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What are Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are six-week courses that boost your employability by developing your digital skills. At the end of the course, you’re then fast-tracked into a guaranteed interview.

The bootcamps are part of the Government's Lifetime Skills Guarantee, an initiative designed to teach people skills for life.

They’ve been specifically created for adults who want to upskill quickly and gain in-demand digital abilities such as data analysis and digital marketing.


Our Skills Bootcamps

Digital Career Accelerator Bootcamp

Learn the fundamentals of digital business - in this intensive program you will cover customer-centricity, data, marketing, finance and employability essentials, culminating in a guaranteed job interview.

Gain experience working in a group to design and pitch a business plan, including designing a business model and minimal viable product!

Who are Skills Bootcamps for?

To sign up for a fully funded place on a Skills Bootcamp, you must be:

  • Age 19+
  • Eligible to live and work England
  • Either:

o   Looking to progress in your current sector
o   Looking to change jobs or explore a new industry
o   Currently employed or self-employed and looking for a new challenge
o   Recently unemployed and actively searching for work


  • 6 weeks
  • 60 hours guided learning
  • Must commit to approx 10 hours of live online guided learning a week
  • Additional self-paced learning (optional)


Completely FREE for learners!
If you’re taking the course yourself, and not through your employer, and as long as you meet the eligibility criteria, Skills Bootcamps are fully funded by the Government.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve scheduled different options for each live session, to be as flexible as possible. You’ll be able to pick and choose which time slots work best for you. Where ever possible most Live Workshops between 3 and 5 hours will be scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with shorter Skills Webinars on Thursdays.

We’ve been overwhelmed with the number of applications we’ve received and we’re working through these as quickly as we can, while ensuring we spend enough time on each application to fairly assess the candidate’s eligibility and suitability.

If you haven’t already, you’ll soon be asked to sign an Enrolment Agreement and to securely provide us with a copy of your ID. This helps us meet our compliance checks more quickly so we can get an answer to you as soon as possible.

If you need to contact us regarding your application, please email and we’ll get back to you within one working day.

Thank you for your patience!

The launch session with take place at 10am on Friday 27th January 2023. Beyond this, there are options for every other session, so you’ll be able to determine your own timetable. The dates and times for these sessions will be shared with you soon after you’ve been offered a spot on the Bootcamp. However, we can confirm that your first learning Module starting on Monday 30th January 2023 will be on Digital and Data – there will be a 5-hour class at 9am and then a repeat of the same class for 5 hours at 4pm to allow everyone to start their learning, make sure that you block this time in your diary now, so you don’t miss it.

We will share links to register for all classes as we go through the programme.

Yes, this is a requirement from the Department for Education and is important for embedding the learning in an interactive environment with your peers.

About us

Avado are all about people-powered transformation. Each course is built and delivered by subject matter experts and dedicated learning designers. We break our content down into bite-sized chunks, to make the learning process as efficient as possible.

We’re providing a range of Skills Bootcamps for the Department for Education (DfE) which will help hundreds of learners connect with organisations across England.

Read the full privacy notice for the DfE Skills Bootcamps here.
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